Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lois "Nevella" Bear Shepard, 1917-2009

Daily Iowegian - 28 October 2009
  Lois "Nevella" Shepard, 92, of Centerville died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born the daughter of Robert and Helen (Fry) Bear on March 3, 1917 near Mystic. Lois attended the Plano Community Schools.
  On Feb. 3, 1935 she was united in marriage to Lowell Shepard. She was a homemaker and a member of the Drake Avenue Christian Church in Centerville where she was the church secretary for many years. She was also a part of the North Bend Ladies Aid, and Order of Eastern Star where she was a Past Worthy Matron.
  Nevella was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Lowell Shepard on June 17, 2002; brother, Robert Bear; and a grandson, Dustin Shepard on May 5, 2006.
  She is survived by; sons, Dean and his wife, Marilyn Shepard of Centerville and Wendell and his wife, Mary Louise Shepard of Springfield, Mo.; daughter Karen and her husband, LaVern Shondel of Centerville, sister: Deloris Bohm of Centerville; seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and a great-great grandson.
  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville with the Rev. Carl Heien officiating. Burial will follow at the Concord Cemetery near Plano. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 3-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
  Memorials can be made to the Concord Cemetery and left at the funeral home. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville is caring for Nevella and her family at this time and condolences can be sent to: schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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